As you partake the bread of life and the cup of blessing today, you re making a statement that you serve a risen Savior. The bread you are about to eat represents our Savior’s body and the cup which you drink represent our Savior’s blood. This true, because our Savior, Jesus Christ said it was. As we read what He says in Matthew 22:26-27, “Taking the bred, He said eat: this is my body.” And while He was holding the cup, He said, ”This is my blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for may for the remission of sins.”
Jesus of course was alive when He spoke those words and He’s alive today. He was victorious over death and the grave, and at this very minute, He sets at the right hand of the Father, making intersessions for you and for me. Being omnipresent, He is present with you also. In Matthew 18:20, Jesus said, “Where two or more are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
The scriptures tell us in 1 Corinthians 11:26, that when we observe the Lord’s Supper each Sunday that we show the Lord’s death until He comes. We all know the awful and painful price that was paid for us on Calvary. It’s been said that He paid a debt that He did not owe because we owed a debt that we could not pay. We remember at this time, the death of our wonderful Savior, and the part about celebrating this feast “until He comes,” as it reminds us that He is risen and alive, and that He is coming back for us one day.
When God has had enough of this sin soaked world and all the perversion that is in it, he’ll look at Jesus and he’ll say, it time to go get the faithful and bring them home. God is not willing that any should perish, He wants no one to experience the torments of hell. We should feel no different. How we feel about this will be reflected on how we spread the gospel message of the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
So, as we partake of the bread and cup today and make our petitions let us not forget those who do not have a covenant relationship with the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ. AMEN!
PRAYER: Eternal God, we ask you in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread and fruit of the vine to the souls of all those who receive them, that they may eat and drink in remembrance of the body and blood of your Son, and witness to you, O God, that they are willing to take upon them the name of your Son, and always remember him and keep the commandments which he has given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.